Artist: Leon Huff Title Of Album: Groovy People Year Of Release: 2011 Label: Philadelphia International Genre: Jazz / Funk / Soul Format: MP3 Bitrate: CBR 192 kbps Tracks: 10 Total Time: 46:56 min Total Size: 64 MB WebSite: myspace.com
01. Groovy People [4:34] 02. I Ain't Jivin' I'm Jammin' (Part Two) [5:38] 03. Leon Huff Way [4:27] 04. To Swing Is the Thing [4:26] 05. Ain't No Stoppin' the Bop [3:55] 06. Chicken Noodle Laid Back [4:50] 07. Hey There Lonely Girl [4:48] 08. To Love You More [3:59] 09. The Way You Do the Things You Do [5:23] 10. Bad Weather Blues [4:53]
From the first moment his two fingers pounded on the "C" keys in the opening melody to "Back Stabbers," Leon Huff helped to bring the genre of Philadelphia soul music to the world. Along with his partner, Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff wrote or co-wrote over 3,000 songs in 35 years, including RandB #1 hits, pop #1 hits, gold and platinum records, Grammy winners and BMI songwriters' awards honorees.
Leon Huff continues to produce and write songs to this day, and is never far from a piano or keyboard when the inspiration arises. He also watches as his son, Leon Huff, Jr. ("Pop"), follows in his father's footsteps, recording his own tracks that will someday be popular songs for the new millennium. "It was natural, because during the time my children were babies and my wife wanted me to baby-sit, I would bring them straight to the studio. Come on, kids, we're going to the studio, and they'll be crawling through the halls, making themselves busy. Pop's been coming over to this building since he was two years old. At about eight or nine, Pop started being obsessed with turntables and scratching, and here come the rappers now with their technology. So my son started to gravitate toward that musical trend that was on the rise then. So it was natural for him, I think, to become obsessed with something in the music. It just so happened to be the new style of producing with the beats and the rhymes.